Touch by Francine Prose

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Prose takes all these conflicting and oftentimes concurrent scenarios and wraps them in a fascinating, eloquent tale...Prose's own touch is deft and sensitive, making "Touch" a wonderful, and powerful, read.
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What really happened at the back of the bus?

Did they, or didn't they?

Did she, or didn't she?

Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don't match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . . the school, the parents, the lawyers. The incident at the back of the bus becomes the center of Maisie's life and the talk of the school, and, horribly, it becomes news. With just a few words and a touch, the kids and their community are changed forever.

From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes an unforgettable story about the difficulties of telling the truth, the consequences of lying, and the most dangerous twist of all—the possibility that you yourself will come to believe something that you know isn't true.

 

About Francine Prose

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Francine Prose is the critically acclaimed author of nineteen novels, including the National Book Award Finalist Blue Angel and My New American Life. She has written three other novels for young adults: After, winner of the California Young Reader Medal, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; Bullyville, a PW Best Book and Book Sense Children's Pick; and her most recent, Touch. She is also the author of two picture books, Leopold, the Liar of Leipzig and Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, Francine Prose was Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She lives in New York City.
 
Published June 3, 2009 by HarperTeen. 276 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Susan Carpenter on Jul 26 2009

Prose takes all these conflicting and oftentimes concurrent scenarios and wraps them in a fascinating, eloquent tale...Prose's own touch is deft and sensitive, making "Touch" a wonderful, and powerful, read.

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